The Lake

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The lake was dug out of marshy land in 1992 and some of the soil was used to create an island. The overflow of water from nearby mine shafts and underground streams ensures that a fast running supply of water is available, even in drought years.

The island provides a safe haven while nesting. Many species of duck have adopted the lake as their home and they enjoy the feed of corn which is given every morning.